What is Security Paper
Security Paper is used to help prevent Unauthorized Document Duplication.
Document Security Paper CAN:
Help the viewer or recipient identify and original document.
Act as a deterrent against unauthorized duplication.
Be manufactured with features that are impossible to accurately duplicate.
Document Security Paper CANNOT:
Cause the copy to print black, rendering it useless.
Distort the image thus rendering the copy useless.
Cause damage to or in any way change the original document when copied or scanned
To secure a document it is very important to use multiple security features.
A document that contains only one security feature, a VOID background for example may be easily duplicated
on some photo copiers without the word VOID showing up on the copy. However add a ghost watermark
to the back of the sheet, color change ink and micro printing to the front of the sheet now you have
created a document that is virtually impossible to accurately duplicate using a photo copier or scanner.
There are TWO CATAGORIES for security features:
Active (Overt) Features and Passive (Covert) Features
"A" - ACTIVE FEATURES - Used to identify an original document by sight and/or touch.
"P" - PASSIVE FEATURES - Feature becomes apparent when a document is photocopied or scanned.
Additional action is required to activate this feature.
FIBER SECURITY ~ "P"
Invisible fluorescent fibers that can only be seen under UV blacklight and chemical protection inclusions
that activate if an alteration attempt is made with chemical fluids. To verify original certificate
- add bleach and paper will change color.
Secure Rub™ COLOR CHANGE TECHNOLOGY ~ "A"
The Background Color, Color Panel or a Colored Icon changes color briefly when rubbed briskly.
COIN ACTIVATED SECURITY BACK PRINT ~ "A"
The "Anti Copy Symbols and Words” are hidden on the back of the sheet. Rub a coin over
the back of the sheet to activate this feature.
VISIBLE FIBER SECURITY ~ "A"
Red and a Blue Fiber are visible within the security paper.
PAPER TONER FUSION ~ "A"
The paper surface is treated to fuse with inks and laser toner in an effort to prevent copy alterations.
CHEMICAL STAIN PROTECTION ~ "P"
Sensitivity to high and low polarity solvents, oxidants, acids and alkali.
LENTICULAR HOLOGRAMS ~ "A"
An optical variable hologram with words or letters engraved as a latent image. To verify original
- tip to light
ERASURE PROTECTION ~ "A"
A Colored Background caused ink to be removed when document has been erased.
GHOST WATERMARK ~ "A"
Verify the document is an original by tipping towards light, marking with a dark high lighter, or
rubbing with edge of coin
SECURITY WATERMARKED PAPER ~ "A"
To Verify the document is an original, hold up to light to view watermark in the paper
HIDDEN MESSAGE PANTOGRAPH ~ "P"
Words such as "UNAUTHORIZED COPY" - "VOID" - "COPY" appear on copy
when document is photocopied or scanned
SECURITY PHANTOM ~ "P"
A distinctive icon disappears when rubbed and when photocopied
ODT Security™ ~ "P"
Message such as "UNAUTHORIZED COPY" appears on copy when document is photocopied or scanned
Other OVERT features - "A"
Security Notification Padlock Icon
Security Features Warning Box
Other COVERT features - "P"
"Void Pantograph" Background
"Drop-Out" Micro Printed lines
"Fluorescent Paper Fibers"
"UV" printed words and numbers
"Chemically Reactive" Paper